News Anchor, CCTV
UN Goodwill Ambassador

James Chau anchors the main news on China Central Television, and is the first person in China to be appointed UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations. His programs are broadcast in more than 100 countries on the English-language CCTV News. He has interviewed world figures including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus. As a journalist, he has reported on defining stories from the 9/11 Attacks, to the Asian Tsunami, and the Arab Spring revolutions—and for his work has been featured in The Daily Telegraph, China Daily, and The Sunday Times. In 2012, he was photographed in the annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue with television chef Jamie Oliver, author Fatima Bhutto, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is a Google Young Leader. As of April 2012, his microblog on Sina Weibo has over 750,000 followers.

He uses his television programs and digital media platforms to support his work as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, and is a frequent moderator and public speaker, working with Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy, and South African President Kgalame Motlanthe.

Mr. Chau was born to Chinese parents from Hong Kong and Indonesia. At 12, he entered the Royal Academy of Music in London, and while studying at Cambridge University was News Features Editor at a student newspaper. He lives in Beijing.